Screen Rant’s 2011 Fall Movie Preview

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:06 am,

November 2011

My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn Michelle Williams Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 4th (Limited)

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

Our Take: Michelle Williams is one of the most talented actresses working today. We expect she’ll knock this one out of the park.


Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots movie trailer Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 4th

A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends. Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis lend their voices.

Our Take: It’s easy to be weary of Shrek at this point – but after seeing the Puss In Boots trailer, it’s hard to hate this lovable scamp.


Tower Heist

tower heist trailer Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 4th

When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni, Gabourety Sidibe Judd Hirsch, Charlie Murphy and Alan Alda star.

Our Take: It’s a great cast, but it’s also a Brett Ratner film, so we’re hedging our bets. It doesn’t help that the funniest moment in the Tower Heist trailer belongs to Sidibe instead of Stiller or Murphy.


A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

A Very Harold Kumar Christmas 3D Trailer Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 4th

Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree.

Our Take: By now you should know whether you’re in or out for this one. We’re in, and we’ll probably even spring for the 3D version. Neil Patrick Harris in 3 dimensions? Yes please.


J. Edgar

dicaprio1 Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 9th (Limited)

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Clint Eastwood directs.

Our Take: This will be another well-crafted, well-acted, historical drama from Clint Eastwood. It’s a plus that the subject (Hoover) is actually one worth studying.



Third trailer for Immortals with Henry Cavill Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 11th

In stylish director Tarsem Singh’s epic, Greek warrior Theseus (Henry Cavill) battles against imprisoned titans. Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, and Luke Evans star.

Our Take: It’s basically 300 with a more artistic director – but then, we liked 300. Also, the world will be watching to see if Henry Cavill really has the chops to play Superman in Man of Steel.


Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill Adam Sandler Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 11th

In this comedy Adam Sandler plays two roles, as a man and the man’s annoying twin sister. Katie Holmes plays his wife and Al Pacino plays…himself?

Our Take: Adam Sandler, why do you keep doing this to yourself? Is it the money? If it is, we may be inclined to open a charity in your name after this one…



Melancholia Kirsten Dunst Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 11

Two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

Our Take: Controversial director Lars Von Trier takes a journey to the end of the world. We doubt that very many moviegoers accompany him.


Happy Feet Two (3D)

Happy Feet 2 Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 18th

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right. Elijah Wood, Pink, Elizabeth Daily, Sofía Vergara, Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Hank Azaria lend voices.

Our Take: We’re betting that your kids will blow a gasket when they find out that this one is on the way – that is, if they haven’t already.


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Breaking Dawn movie image Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 18th

The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart), whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven. Michael Sheen, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, Ashley Greene, Maggie Grace, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz co-star. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directs.

Our Take: Twilight fans, rejoice! Everyone else, roll your eyes and groan. If you’re on the fence (there’s a fence?) watch the Breaking Dawn trailer.


Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 23rd

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur (voice of James McAvoy), with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. Bill Nighy and Hugh Laurie lend voices.

Our Take: So far this looks like an animated version of Elf, only less funny and original. Yeah.


A Dangerous Method

dangerous method trailer Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 23rd

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) gives birth to psychoanalysis. Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel co-star, David Cronenberg directs.

Our Take: Cronenberg and Mortensen have done good things working together (see: A History of Violence and Eastern Promises). Add the recently ascended star power of Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) and this film is definitely one to see.


The Descendants

The Descendants trailer with George Clooney Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 23rd

A land baron (George Clooney) tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.

Our Take: This will be another awards contender performance for Clooney. Whether it will be a worthwhile family drama is another matter.


Hugo (3D)

Hugo Martin Scorsese Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 23rd

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Jude Law, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ray Winstone star. A Martin Scorsese film.

Our Take: It’s Martin Scorsese making a 3D kids movie – we’ve gotta see this, if only out of curiosity.


The Muppets

November 23rd

Kermit the Frog and his muppet pals put on a show to save their old theater. Jason Segel, Chris Cooper and Amy Adams star. Celebrity cameos include Emily Blunt, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones and many more.

Our Take: It feels good to have The Muppets back, and the trailer for the film makes it seem as though we’re getting them back intact.


Piranha 3DD

piranha 3dd movie Screen Rants 2011 Fall Movie Preview

November 23rd

After the events at Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark..

Our Take: Well, if you enjoyed the first one…


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  1. wow. many a good movie have the same start date. we know twilight will kill happy feet, or will it.

    • no wonder so many movies make little money at the box office and are later considered duds.

  2. Wow no love for Drive in the comments? It looks amazing!

    • I know right! Its my most anticpated movie for the fall.

    • Not to mention the fact that at the Cannes film festival it received a standing ovation and won the best director prize. Can’t beleive there’s little excitement for it.

  3. As usual, fall seems like a great time to be at the movies. People, yes, I know Polanski elicits little love, but c’mon –that trailer for CARNAGE sold me. Heck, the sole cast sold me, and I’m talking about when it was Matt Dillon instead of John C. Reilly. And besides the obvious ones I think everyone’s psyched about, I REALLy want to see A DANGEROUS METHOD. The trailer looks awesome, I have a mancrush the size of the Potomac on both Viggo and Michael, I think Keira can do a good job when she tries, and I’m married to a psychologist. I’m so there.

  4. Only two films I’m quite curious to see in cinema: Sherlock and Tintin ( and maybe Thing). The others I’ll wait for a positive feedback first and maybe blu-ray.

  5. Lol! Johnny English 2! Haha I never thought it would happen! (Not exactly happy bout this btw… But I find it hilarious!)

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